ISEE Lower Level Verbal : Identifying Synonyms

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Example Question #91 : Identifying Synonyms

Synonyms: Select the one word or phrase whose meaning is closest to the word in capital letters.

SYMPHONY

Possible Answers:

Simpleness

Concert

Fake

Contortion

Correct answer:

Concert

Explanation:

The best choice is "concert" because a "symphony" is a type of concert. These words are synonyms. The other choices are unrelated, as "simpleness" means easiness or the quality of not being complex, "contortion" means the action of twisting something out of its normal shape, and "fake," when used as a noun, means something that is a false copy of something else.

Example Question #92 : Identifying Synonyms

Synonyms: Select the one word or phrase whose meaning is closest to the word in capital letters.

GAP

Possible Answers:

Divide

Plug

Object

Multiple

Correct answer:

Divide

Explanation:

The best answer choice is "divide," because even though "divide" can be used as a verb that means separate, when used as a noun, "divide" is a synonym for a "gap" or a space. If none of the choices seem obvious to you, consider what other definitions the words you know might have.

Example Question #93 : Identifying Synonyms

Synonyms: Select the one word or phrase whose meaning is closest to the word in capital letters.

Chasm

Possible Answers:

Hole

Chance

Criticize

Coup

Correct answer:

Hole

Explanation:
A "chasm" is a very deep hole. "Hole" is the best choice as it is a part of the definition of the word "chasm." Considering the other choices, "chance" means luck or an opportunity, a "coup" is the takeover of a government or a clever act or accomplishment, and "criticize" means to find fault in.

Example Question #94 : Identifying Synonyms

Synonyms: Select the one word or phrase whose meaning is closest to the word in capital letters.

ABYSS

Possible Answers:

Cavity

Bin

Tall

Scary

Correct answer:

Cavity

Explanation:

The word "abyss" means a very deep hole. "Cavity," which means a hollow place or a hole, is the best answer choice because it has a similar definition to the word "abyss." Considering the other choices, a "bin" is a box for storing things, "scary" means causing fear, and "tall" means great in height. 

Example Question #267 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Verbal Reasoning

Synonyms: Select the one word or phrase whose meaning is closest to the word in capital letters.

MOISTURE

Possible Answers:

Drought

Wetness

Dehydration

Dryness

Correct answer:

Wetness

Explanation:

The correct answer is "wetness." "Dryness," "drought," and "dehydration" are all examples of a lack of moisture. "Dryness" specifically means the opposite of "moisture."

Example Question #11 : Synonyms: Nouns For Nonliving Things

Synonyms: Select the one word or phrase whose meaning is closest to the word in capital letters.

TRINKET

Possible Answers:

Group of three

Junk

Small kite

Ball

Correct answer:

Junk

Explanation:

A "trinket" is something that is small and of little value. The best choice is "junk" as it also refers to things that are of little value or worthless.

Example Question #95 : Identifying Synonyms

Sentence Completions: Select the word or phrase that most correctly completes the sentence.

BANQUET 

Possible Answers:

Fun

Eat

Dinner

Feast

Correct answer:

Feast

Explanation:

The correct answer is "feast." "Banquet" and "feast" both mean a very large formal meal featuring many types of dishes. While "dinner" is eaten at a "banquet," "feast" is the better synonym of "banquet," so "feast" is the correct answer.

Example Question #96 : Identifying Synonyms

Synonyms: Select the one word or phrase whose meaning is closest to the word in capital letters.

REMNANT

Possible Answers:

Fragment

Distant

Remain

Shut

Correct answer:

Fragment

Explanation:

A "remnant" is a fragment of something that remains after most of it is gone. "Fragment" is the best choice, as it is a part of the definition of "remnant." Considering the other choices, "remain" is a verb that means stay, "shut" means close, and "distant" means far off.

Example Question #97 : Identifying Synonyms

Synonyms: Select the one word or phrase whose meaning is closest to the word in capital letters.

CRATER

Possible Answers:

Frown

Pit

Hill

Mirror

Correct answer:

Pit

Explanation:

A "crater" is a pit or depression in the surface of the earth (or another body in space, like the moon). Think about craters as resembling dents or scoops taken out of the ground. The word "hill" is the opposite of "crater," since it describes a geographical feature that extends upward from the ground, not downward. "Frown," an unhappy expression, and "mirror," a reflective surface, are unrelated terms.

Example Question #98 : Identifying Synonyms

Synonyms: Select the one word or phrase whose meaning is closest to the word in capital letters.

TALON

Possible Answers:

Claw

Canyon

Retirement

Protagonist

Banquet

Correct answer:

Claw

Explanation:

A "talon" is the claw of a bird, so "claw" is the correct answer. "Retirement" is the period after a person stops working. A "protagonist" is the main character of a story. A "canyon" is a deep gorge. A "banquet" is a large dinner, usually held to celebrate some event.

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